North Dakota Academic Content Standards
ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.
6.2.9. World History: Prehistory to Renaissance: Identify the features (e.g., early democratic government, Olympics) and accomplishments of classical Greek civilization (e.g., contributions to art, literature, science, and philosophy; the development of the concepts of citizenship)
ND.3. Economic Concepts: Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.
6.3.1. Early Economics: Explain how non-economic factors (e.g., culture, values, interest, abilities) influenced economic behaviors and decision making (e.g., building of pyramids, Olympic games)
6.3.2. Early Economics: Trace the development of civilizations from hunting/gathering based societies (e.g., hunting and gathering - cultivation and domestication) to trading/economy-based societies (e.g., surplus of food - specialization - trade/barter system)
ND.4. Government and Citizenship: Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
6.4.1. Government Systems: Explain why government became necessary in ancient civilizations (e.g., need for hierarchy of power to prevent chaos, power of groups)
6.4.2. Government Systems: Describe how different forms of government (i.e., monarchy, oligarchy, aristocracy, democracy) distributed power within ancient societies.
ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
6.5.1. Human Geography: Identify geographic similarities of early civilizations (e.g., the significance of river valleys from the beginning of civilization, mountains created isolated cultures)
6.5.2. Human Geography: Explain the factors (e.g., trade routes, goods available, location) that influenced the growth of cities
ND.6. Human Development and Behavior: Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.
6.6.1. Culture: Compare how culture influences relationships, religion, and social institutions in various societies (e.g., different family structures, world religions, rituals, government structures, social policies)
6.6.2. Culture: Explain how differences among cultures (e.g., differences in beliefs and governments) often result in conflict
ND.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.